Weight Loss

Bariatric Surgery for Diabetics!

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Bariatric Surgery for Diabetics!

Access to bariatric surgery for some obese individuals in the United Kingdom should improve dramatically following new guidance issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The new recommendations stress that individuals with a body mass index (BMI) of 35 kg/m or more who have recent-onset type 2 diabetes should be offered an expedited assessment for bariatric surgery. “This is a really positive step and acknowledges that this patient group will also benefit,” Dr. Rachel Batterham (University...

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Get Rid of Fructose to Lose Your Gut

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Get Rid of Fructose to Lose Your Gut

FRUCTOSE/GUT/COLITIS   Get rid of fructose to lose your gut and your colitis!   Arguably, the chief villain that keeps your gut big, also packs your liver with fat, and keeps your bowels inflamed, is the simple sugar fructose.  It’s found in nature in small amounts in fruits and vegetables.  In this form, and in small amount, it’s actually beneficial.  It also occurs naturally, but in large amount, in honey.  If you have a big gut, fatty liver, colitis, or...

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Weight & Calorie Tips

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Weight & Calorie Tips

Let’s End the Confusion   1.      CALORIES: Q.     What is a calorie, and how are calorie counts computer? A.   t’s a unit of measure for the energy in food.  First defined in France in the early 1800s, a food calorie is the amount of heat (energy) needed to raise the temperature of 1,000 grams (a liter) of water 1 degree Celsius.  Researchers measure calories by using a “bomb calorimeter,” a small chamber in which a food is burned to heat...

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Obesity Linked to Half-A-Million Cancer Cases Worldwide

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Obesity Linked to Half-A-Million Cancer Cases Worldwide

In 2012, about half a million cases of cancer around the world were attributed to excess body weight, which extrapolates to 3.6% of all new adult cases. The weight-related cancer burden was highest in developed countries; 63.8% of these obesity-related cancers occurred in North America and Europe. The figures come from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IACR), and were published in the Lancet Oncology. The IACR team, led by Melinda Arnold, PhD, points out that approximately one-quarter of...

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Women’s weight loss and bone loss

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Women’s weight loss and bone loss

Dairy products may help premenopausal women maintain bone health when they’re dieting, suggests a study from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Weight loss is often accompanied by bone loss, unfortunately. In the study, 90 overweight or obese women, age 19 to 45, went on calorie-restricted diets and exercised daily (aerobic workouts and strength training) for 16 weeks. One-third ate a high-dairy diet, one-third medium-dairy diet, one-third low-dairy. All 3 groups lost an average of 10...

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Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Foods!

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Train Your Brain to Crave Healthy Foods!

Food can be our friend or foe depending on how we pick it.  If you’ve notoriously made bad food choices and are now the pawn of unhealthy, addictive, high-sugar foods, then this article is for you!  Recent research shows that no matter how enslaved you are by cravings for unhealthy, high-calorie delights, you CAN train your brain to prefer healthy, lower-calorie options.   Your Brain’s Reward Center: New research published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes suggests that you can...

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Fat Consumption Triggers Craving Chemicals

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Fat Consumption Triggers Craving Chemicals

Recent studies have revealed potato chips and french fries to be the worst contributors to weight gain – and with good reason.  Have you ever wondered why you can’t eat just one chip or a single fry?  It’s not just the carbohydrates at fault.  These were my 2 favorites, no wonder I go to 311 pounds – see, it wasn’t my fault. Do check out my online radio show entitled:Lose Weight PERMANENTLY By Eating – it will be a REAL eye...

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Overweight & Obesity in Children:

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Overweight & Obesity in Children:

The number of overweight U.S. children is increasing. According to the National Center for Health Statistics indicate 15% of children ages 6 to 18 were overweight, up  6%, 15% of youngsters ages 6 to 19 and 10% of children 2 through 5 were considered seriously overweight.  Sources: AHA, NIH, CDC, NHNES. Obesity in children has become a top priority for health professionals in the United States.  More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight and 30% suffer from obesity, but there...

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My Weigh To Lose Weight Finally Recognized!

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My Weigh To Lose Weight Finally Recognized!

Finally, Research has caught-up with me.  Why didn’t they just call me?   The Atkins and Paleo diets are unusually low in defined carbs and high in fat and protein.  And both approaches to eating just go a big boost from an unusually well-designed clinical trial. After one year, those who ate low-carb diets lost more weight and body fat – and had healthier cardiovascular-risk profiles – compared with those who followed low-fat diets. The people placed on the low-carb...

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6-Foods For Your Cravings

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6-Foods For Your Cravings

While experts agree that eating healthy meals and avoiding snacks during the day helps keep your weight in check, there are exceptions to the rule… Choosing snacks that are rich in healthy fat and fiber helps keep craving at bay so you’ll actually eat less at meals. About 5-minutes after fat enters the stomach, a hormone called enterogastrone is released, causing it to empty at a much slower rate.  Thus you feel fuller longer. The effect of fiber as a...

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